Vincent Jeanbrun Wiki – Vincent Jeanbrun Biography
Overnight, attackers in France tried to torch the home of a suburban Paris mayor, Vincent Jeanbrun and fired rockets at the fleeing official’s wife and children. The act has shocked many people and is being investigated as an attempted murder. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne called it “unacceptable”. Mayor Vincent Jeanbrun was not home, but his wife was injured and a child was also injured. France has seen violent protests after a teenager was killed by police on Tuesday. The suspects in the incident in L’Haÿ-les-Roses, south of Paris, have not been identified. Jeanbrun said he was in his office supervising the situation when the attack on his home occurred at 01:30 a.m. (2330 GMT Saturday). The attackers used a car to drive through the gates of his home before setting the vehicle on fire so that the flames spread to the house, the mayor said in a statement.
Vincent Jeanbrun is 39 years old.
Rioters attack the suburban mayor’s wife’s home, causing her injuries | Paris riots
Then, when his wife, Melanie Nowak, tried to flee with the children, ages five and seven, they were attacked with rocket fireworks. Ms. Nowak suffered a broken leg. One of the children was also injured. Mayor Jeanbrun called it “an assassination attempt of unspeakable cowardice.” A line has been crossed,” he said. “If my priority today is to take care of my family, my determination to protect and serve the Republic is greater than before,” he added. The mayor, from the center-right Les Republicains, has received broad support from across the French political spectrum. The prosecution has opened an investigation for attempted murder.
The attack on the home of Mayor Jeanbrun came during the fifth night of violent protests in France over the death of 17-year-old Nahel M, who was shot at point-blank range by police during a traffic stop. Around 45,000 police were deployed in France on Saturday to control the protests and the Interior Ministry said Saturday night had been calmer, with fewer arrests overall. However, there were more than 700 arrests across the country and rioters lit more than 800 fires over the course of the night, authorities said. Jeanbrun had earlier urged the French government to impose a state of emergency in response to the unrest, which President Emmanuel Macron has so far refused to do. The French leader will meet senior officials later to discuss the crisis.